Robert Crumb Note Cover Original Art (1960). Growing up, Robert Crumb had few friends other than his older brother and mentor, Charles, but perhaps his best friend was Marty Pahls. Marty was, like Robert, an avid collector of comics and old 78 records; when the boys were living in different cities, Robert would send letters in the form of a digest-sized comic, with a fully illustrated cover. This is the cover to Robert's October 30, 1960 letter to Marty, with a particularly grim "doom and gloom" theme. These were tough times for Robert, who was still in high school and feeling rejected, left out, and somewhat bitter about life (that would all change in a few years). The art is in graphite and color pencils on paper, measuring 5.5" x 8.5". There is a vertical fold crease that runs down the middle (probably from the original mailing), and some minor edge wear; condition is Very Good. The art is matted and framed with Plexiglas for an overall size of 13" x 14.5". From the Eric Sack Collection.

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